Loretta Garst


Mrs. Loretta “Penny” Garst, Jonesborough, 73, passed away with her family by her side, Monday November 6, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Garst was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Shelby and Dorothy Privette Henley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Thomas “Tommy” Garst, brother Raymond Henley and a sister Nancy Powell.
She enjoyed fishing, sewing and time with her family.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Martin & Janet Garst and Eddie & Sherry Garst: daughter and son-in-law, Donna & Rob Honeycutt; grandchildren, Amy Barnett (Jason), Dale Garst (Deanna), T.J. Riddle, Jacob Riddle; step-grandchildren, Patrick Dykes, Marisa Dykes, Heather Honeycutt and Cam Honeycutt; great-grandchildren, Austin Silvers and Hailey Barnett; sisters and brothers, Lois Garst (Dennis), Viola McKinney (Richard), Richard Henley (Mable) and Rita Smith (Johnny); and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dennis & Lois Garst, family and friends, and Smokey Mountain Hospice for their wonderful care.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John H. Moore officiating. Interment services will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Anyone wishing to drive their “old” cars in the procession to the cemetery please feel welcome too.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Michael Thomas and mike Doyle.

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11-10-2017 Tiffany Henry
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Lots of prayers for peace and healing through this difficult time.
11-09-2017 Nancy Whitaker Wilson
Penny will be very missed and was a very loving lady. But she will always live on through Donna, Eddie and Martin all of who have some of her wonderful characteristics and big hearts. Love all of you.
11-09-2017 Dog Tag Brigade Veterans Foundation
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss.
11-09-2017 Catherine Ford
So sorry for your loss...Worked with Loretta several years and loved her as a "sister". Gone but not forgotten.
11-08-2017 Carol Causey
So sorry for your loss as Loretta was a very special friend of many years. She had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed. May God comfort each of you at this time.
11-08-2017 Rachel Rogers
I had the privilege of working with Loretta in the 90s. She was a very sweet person. So sorry for your loss.
11-08-2017 Lelia Nave
I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to lift you all up in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for you all to hold tight to the peace our heavenly Father gives you. May your sweet memories comfort you at this time too.
11-08-2017 Jo Phillips
We will miss a Godly lady. Loved her so. The promise to hold as we know how she lived. John 14-1-4 Let not your heart be troubled. believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so,would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you ? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself,that where I am you may be also.and you know the way to where I am going. Penny will miss you but the life you lived I know will meet again
11-08-2017 Andrew Runions
Donna I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!
Our Deepest Sympathy to each member of this wonderful family. Yes, her last breath was here on earth and the next was In Heaven. She has now touched the face of her Savior. Our family have so many good memories of Penny. She was a very special lady and a Christian lady who loved her Lord. The times spent going to church with Penny and Tommy and their family at Community Baptist Church are memories that are a part of our heart. Praise God she will be missed but there's no more suffering and she's walking those streets of gold. LOVE AND PRAYERS


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